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The Venus Factor*

4.8/5.0

Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer* 4.8/5.0

Weight Watchers*

4.5/5.0

South

Beach

4.5/5.0

Jenny

Craig**

4.2/5.0

The Zone**

4.0/5.0

Nutri-

System** 

3.9/5.0

The Biggest Loser**

3.8/5.0

Money back

Guaranteed

 60 days ***

60 days ***

14 Days***

30 Days ***

Policy.

30 Days.

28 Days.

Option.

*    Support-Only Plans: The cheap flexible meals made at home.
**   Food Delivery Plans: Required compliance. More expensive.
***  Tips: The payment is guaranteed for 60 days refund when payment with credit or debit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Network, American Express)or Paypal. And Check your mail Inbox or Spam within 07 days ​, get ticket to confirm your order with bonus and refund rights.
Eating Out Controllable with rules. The book offers best tips on how to treat yourself without overindulging and even provides a list of healthy fast-food recipes. Knowledge of top-level nutrition and fitness experts. There's a comprehensive Dining Out Guide, plus lots of details for including fast food on the menu. Breezed. Dieters use a comprehensive Dining Out guide that supplies Points values for many ethnic cuisines and fast-food chains. The Core Plan Restaurant Guide offers meal ideas for you, too. Easy. Just pass on the breadbasket. Seafood and lean cuts of meat like sirloin, top round or beef tenderloin are fine. Not easy- you're expected to subsist at first on Jenny Craig food. Dining out can occasionally fit into the schedule, but it's not encouraged. Possible. Sears advises you eat a Zone snack before you go out, skip the rolls, order a low-fat entrée, and eat less carbs if you are planning on wine or dessert. The book also includes a list of healthy fast food options. Maybe. The company touts its own foods, but it is possible to bargain the occasional meal out as long as it's low down in fat and calories, and low on the glycemic index. Not bad. There's not much guidance, but stick to lean meats, whole grains, fruits, and veggies and you'll be fine.
Caffeine Not restricted but in moderation. Not a problem. OK. No problem OK. Dieters are allowed a cup or two of coffee a day-just be sure to use skim milk and limit sugary extras. Not restricted. Avoid. Heavy caffeine users should gradually reduce their intake to zero. Your body's breakdown of caffeine can increase insulin levels and drive dieters out of the Zone. Surely. You can have unlimited tea, coffee, and diet sodas. Fine.
Alcohol Rarely. A little wine or beer is OK on a special occasion, but losing weight is easier sans booze. Fine-alcohol provides empty calories, but you can drink in moderation. (Two drinks a day for men, one a day for women). Fine in self-control. Weight Watchers doesn't encourage spending Points on alcohol, though, since a margarita doesn't supply many nutrients. OK. It's off-limits in phase one, but red wine is allowed in phase two. Any drinks are allowed in moderation during phase three, but beer isn't the best choice because it's so carb-heavy. Limited. Don't have more than 1 to 2 drinks a week. If you want to imbibe more, work with your counselor to adjust the rest of your diet. OK in moderation. A glass of wine a day promotes the production of hormones Sears calls "good" eicosanoids. Avoid. Sipping margaritas, Manhattans, or microbrews is dejected, since alcohol adds calories and tempts dieters to overeat. Limited. Alcohol would fall into the 200-calorie "extras" budget.
Vegetarian Yes. Plentiful. You're on your own.  There are lots of vegetarian recipes for you and meatless protein sources including eggs, quinoa, soy products, and low-fat dairy legumes, … Not matching to practice. The other recipes to substitute diet for vegetarians Several. You can find meatless recipes; falafel, tofu, and a host of veggie standbys all have assigned Points values. OK. While the book offers limited options for non-meat eaters, especially for phase one, the website includes a vegetarian version of the plan and customized meal plans. So-so. Jenny's Cuisine offers a small selection. Once you go solo, it's much simpler to eat veggie-style. Few and far between. Animal protein is the preferred choice for the Zone because it's fiber-free and easily digested, so vegetarians are encouraged to fortify meals with tofu and isolated-protein powders in order to access the Zone. Vegetarians might be better off following the Soy Zone. Yes. A variety of prepared veggie foods are sold online, ( a little is expensive) and the book includes meatless recipes like Black Bean Gazpacho and Baked Tofu Salad. Difficult. A few of the recipes are vegetarian, but most of the protein on the plan is animal-based. You could substitute vegetarian options but won't find much guidance.
Expenses Cheap. The cost of the book. You exercise at home, and the diet doesn't require special foods. Fill your grocery cart with healthy, wholesome food, and you're set. Cheap. The program includes a schedule for gym as well that might become a bit tough for the busy people. Need a little cost for a professional tools in last period. Pricey. per month will get you an all-access pass for meetings and tools (online or offline), or you can sign up for the online program for per week. Average. A subscription to the website costs per week. Recipe ingredients won't add much to your grocery bill, and Kraft prepared foods range from .50 to .50. Outrageous. The company estimates dieters will spend to a day. Ouch! Average if you're cooking for yourself; meal-delivery services such as Zone Chefs and Zone Diet At Home can run you or more per day. Watch out! Counseling may be free, but the food isn't cheap for that. A 28-day meal package starts at around . Choosing “À la carte” drives the cost up even more. Cheap. The online club costs about per week, but you can always just use the book. Chicken breast and veggies won't add much to your grocery bill.
Professional Counselors The book encourages using a diet coach support, who can be a professional, but generally the book is made-up to act as your therapist with detailed step by step workout videos. You can submit questions to the fitness and nutrition experts, fellow cleansers online at privated forum. Yes. spiritual counselors, and psychologists communicate via online bulletin boards, chats, e-mail, and even phone. Rarely. Meeting leaders are individuals who have successfully lost weight on the program and kept it off. None. Not really- registered dietitians and psychologists develop and direct the weight-loss program, but the counselors aren't health professionals. None. No. Support is available 24/7 by toll-free phone and email online, but counselors are not registered dietitians or health professionals. No. But you can access webcasts and Q&A's with the program's doctors and nutritionists.

Interaction with Other Dieters

Online. The subscription website includes message boards and assists you join with dieters in your area. Dieters can exchange messages online with others of their blood type. Yes. Chat rooms and message boards allow dieters to talk to each other. A mentoring program pairs new members with successful SMMer. Plenty. For a weekly fee you can attend unlimited meetings Monday through Sunday whenever you want. The online version offers chat rooms, a message board, and a new Science Center. Online. The website includes forums to share advice and support with other dieters. Some. The website provides message boards and chat rooms, but most of the personal interaction is with counselors. Yes. The website includes member forums on topics from cooking to pet care. Online. Chat with other dieters on the website. Or call them. Some. The message boards online help you find fellow dieters.

Length of

Diet

12 weeks in three phrase plan. How quickly you move on depends on weight-loss goals and progress. The success rate is very high. Changes start from the second week As long as it takes. The company also offers weight-maintenance programs. Difference from week 6. As long as it takes. When you maintain your goal weight for 6 weeks, you become a Lifetime Member and can attend meetings free of charge. The first and most restrictive phase lasts two weeks. The next two phases are flexible-dieters decide when to move on based on their personal weight goals. As long as it takes. Lifelong. The goal is not a number on a scale but an appropriate percentage of body fat (15 percent for men, 22 percent for women). Open-ended. The actual diet plan is 28 days, but dieters repeat the regimen until they reach their goal as soon as posible. 12 Weeks. The diet and workouts are based on the show's 12-week program. There's no instruction on easing into a maintenance phase, so you'll eventually go off the diet.
Exercise Yes. You boost up your activity level to advance in the short plan workout. This can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of the elevator to increase your number of steps per day, or you can advance to run races and regular strength training at home. The book outlines general guidelines, but the privated forum offers more extensive articles and exercise videos to help you get in shape. Yes. You can go online for virtual fitness instruction or, receive a personalized workouts and fitness schedule. The program includes a schedule for gym as well that might become a bit tough for the busy people.  Some. You can access workout ideas and demos online and the program includes general guidelines from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine. Be patient. Minimal. The general advice is: "Some form of regular aerobic exercise, strength training and stretching, even in short doses, is essential." But Agatston doesn't offer much beyond that. The program encourages dieters to get moving: Climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator, park at the farthest reaches of the parking lot, etc. Yes. He encourages walking for the calorie-burning and hormonal benefits, but for fat-burning, you have to eat a Zone snack both 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after exercising. Yes. It includes Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced plans all carefully outline regimens of resistance training, aerobics, and yoga. You  need more free time. Yes. The Biggest Loser Fitness Program outlines circuit workouts, and The Biggest Loser book also includes a 12-week cardio plan plus a basic circuit program to be performed three times a week. Find more workouts and video instructions online, plus workout DVDs for sale.

Teach

Behavior

Skills

Absolutely. The focus is on building muscle through diet and exercise,  The plan also teaches you to avoid overeating, dealing with emotional eating, and make healthier food choices without a strict set of guidelines. Yes. Online meetings and articles at the website provide strategies. Definitely. Team leaders customarily share healthful behavior strategies, and the website also offers articles to help you avoid common mental pitfalls that can sabotage weight loss. No. Lots of beneficial advice and strategies. Training modules cover everything from stress management to body image to socializing without overeating. Not really. This isn't really about behavior. Getting into the Zone requires a regimented, one-size-fits-all method of eating. Some. You'll change poor eating habits and begin to understand appropriate portions, but for the most part it's about eating what's put in front of you. No. This is a strict low-calorie plan.
Initial Cost $47 for the book + videos, about $20 for VIP support. About $47 for the book + big bonus + weight loss calculator daily. $39.95/month, $54/three months online only plus $30 sign-up fee $5/week $30 for 30 days + about $140/week for food $40 to $50/day + $10 to $15 delivery charge $299 to $329
for 4 weeks
$145 to 180/week + $25 delivery

Cost per

pound of weight loss

$1.5 to $2.25 About $2.5 to $5 $4 or $8 $3.75 $96 $280 to $336 $60 to $66 $76 to $101 
Avg. pounds lost per week 3 to 10 2.7 and increasing muscle mass to enhance the strength and power. Up to 2 1 to 2
after initial period
1 to 2 1 to 1.5 1 to 2 1 to 3

Cost to lose

20 pounds

$30 to $45 $40 to $50 $72 or $160 $75 to 110$ $1,910 $5,600 to $6,720 $1,196 to $1,316 $1,525 to $2,025

Bonus

 

Join privated forum full support + detailed video workout

Full support + huge recipes.

More cost for more option

Cost for tools.

No

 

No

 

Cost for

groceries

No

 

Gender Female Primarily for male. Both Both Both Both Both Both
*    Support-Only Plans: The cheap flexible meals made at home.
**   Food Delivery Plans: Required compliance. More expensive.
***  Tips: The payment is guaranteed for 60 days refund when payment with credit or debit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover Network, American Express)or Paypal. And Check your mail Inbox or Spam within 07 days ​, get ticket to confirm your order with bonus and refund rights.

Parameters

 

The Venus Factor*

4.8/5.0

Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer* 4.8/5.0

Weight Watchers*

4.1/5.0

South

Beach

4.5/5.0

Jenny

Craig**

4.2/5.0

The Zone**

4.0/5.0

Nutri-

System** 

3.9/5.0

The Biggest Loser**

3.8/5.0

Money back

Guaranteed

 60 days ***

60 days ***

14 Days***

30 Days ***

Policy.

30 Days.

28 Days.

Option.